In April, Fr. Louis Studer, OMI, Provincial of the Missionary Oblates in the United States, conferred the title of Honorary Oblate on Sr. Brenda Rose Szegedy, OSF, at the Oblates’ Christ the King Retreat House in Buffalo, Minnesota.
Raised in Detroit, Sr. Brenda Rose is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania, Ohio. Her first ministry was that of a teacher, but she was soon attracted to retreat ministry. She ministered in retreat houses in Buffalo, New York, and the Cenancle in Lanana, Florida, before teaming with the Oblates at Christ the King beginning in 2008.
Father Richard Sudlik, OMI, Director of Christ the King, said of Sr. Brenda Rose, “She was a vital part of the preaching team for 14 years. She not only was a source of wisdom for the retreat center, but also brought a feminine dimension to ministry. In September of 2022, she returned to her community in Sylvania.”